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Franklin CEO Shares Views on Tech Layoffs in Forbes

Franklin CEO Shares Views on Tech Layoffs in Forbes

Why The Recent Tech Layoffs Do Not Signal The End Of The Tech Skills Gap

In her latest article for Forbes Business Council, Franklin Apprenticeships’ Founder and CEO, Kim Nichols, explores what the recent wave of tech layoffs means for the tech skills gap. She points to four reasons why the tech skills gap will persist until more companies think differently about the way they hire and develop talent.

1) The rebalancing in the tech sector is not as big as you might think.
2) A recession in 2023 is not a done deal and the labor market remains tight.
3) The supply and demand gap for tech talent continues to worsen.
4) Traditional tech recruitment is not keeping up and continues to restrict diversity

Read the full article here.

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Professional Life

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Professional Life

By Meredith Millett, Director of Talent Solutions, Franklin Apprenticeships

The beginning of the new year is a great time to set some goals for yourself, personally and professionally. Below are some great New Year’s resolutions for your professional life, which you can use as inspiration to build out your career goals for 2023.

In your job search, it’s important to remember that if you’re looking to enter the tech field for the first time, you are starting from the beginning, and that’s okay! My top tip is to keep an open mind to any opportunity. You never know where it could lead.

know your career goalsKnow your goals

Take the time to reflect on your long-term and short-term goals for your career. Consider any new skills you’d like to learn and where you see your career five years from now.

Career Advice: know your career goalsPractice your elevator pitch

You find yourself in an elevator with the CEO of your dream place of employment. What can you tell them about yourself in 60 seconds that could make you stand out? Practicing this will help you maintain concise and clear responses in an interview.

Career Advice: Continue NetworkingNever stop networking

Networking not only helps you find hidden opportunities, but it also allows you to work on your communication skills. Make these connections online and in person, and continue to build those relationships.

Career Advice: Focus on time managementFocus on time management

Don’t overbook yourself when scheduling for interviews. Ensure that you’re giving yourself enough time to reflect after each interview and consider if the position and company are a good fit for you.

Career Advice: Keep learningKeep learning

Keep up to date with the skills and qualifications employers are looking for in your field. Take advantage of Franklin Apprenticeship’s new SkillsBuild platform.

Career Advice: Give yourself a breakGive yourself a break

Job hunting can be stressful. Don’t forget to give yourself time to relax. Take the time to do things that you enjoy so you can show up to interviews feeling your best.